Fred Friedberg

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Fred Friedberg, PhD, is a research associate professor in the Applied Behavioral Medicine Research Institute at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, US, and a psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of CFS, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions. He is a provider of the treatment known as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).[1]

Friedberg is a founder and editor of the peer review journal: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, the quarterly professional journal of the professional organization International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.[2] He serves as the current President of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFSME)[3] and represented the IACFSME as a non-voting Liaison Representative at the Jan 12 & 13, 2017 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee meeting for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • AB, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • PhD, City University of New York

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2106, IACFSME Special Service Award – Dr. Fred Friedberg[4]

ME/CFS Common Data Element (CDE) Project[edit | edit source]

Dr Friedberg serves on both the Baseline/Covariate Working Group and the Fatigue Working Group of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common Data Element (CDE) Project sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[5] The Baseline/Covariate Working Group reviewed data collection instruments widely used by investigators in the ME/CFS field, and either recommended their use unchanged or (more often) proposed some modifications.[6] The Fatigue Working Group discussed types of fatigue and reviewed existing fatigue instruments widely used by investigators in the ME/CFS field.[7]

Studies and articles[edit | edit source]

Primer for Clinical Practitioners[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • 1998, Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Empirical Guide to Assessment and Treatment, by Fred Friedberg and Leonard Jason[33]
  • 2001, Clinician's Guide To Controversial Illnesses: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, by Renee R. Taylor, Fred Friedberg, and Leonard A. Jason[34]
  • 2006, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Seven Proven Steps to Less Pain and More Energy, by Fred Friedberg[35]

CFSAC testimony[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. Experts at Stony Brook Office of Communications. "Fred Friedberg". Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  3. "IACFSME - home page". Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  4. "IACFS/ME Awardees". IACFS/ME. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  5. "Complete Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CDE Roster". NIH. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  8. Friedberg, Fred (January 1995). "Clinical Assessment of Coping in CFS Patients". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 1 (3–4): 53–58. doi:10.1300/J092v01n03_09. ISSN 1057-3321.
  9. McKenzie, Maggie; Dechene, Lucy; Friedberg, Fred; Fontanetta, Robert (January 1995). "Coping Reports of Patients with Long-Term Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 1 (3–4): 59–67. doi:10.1300/J092v01n03_10. ISSN 1057-3321.
  10. Friedberg, Fred; Jason, Leonard A. (1998). Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome: An empirical guide to assessment and treatment. Washington: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/10273-000. ISBN 978-1-55798-511-8. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |editor1link= (help)
  11. Friedberg, Fred (January 1999). "A Subgroup Analysis of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Studies". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 5 (3–4): 149–159. doi:10.1300/J092v05n03_13. ISSN 1057-3321.
  12. Fred Friedberg. (1999). An Overview of Psychometric Assessment. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 5, Iss. 3-4, pp. 161-171. doi:10.1300/J092v05n03_14
  13. Jason, LA; Torres-Harding, S; Friedberg, F; Corradi, K; Njoku, MG; Donalek, J; Reynolds, N; Brown, M; Weitner, BB; Rademaker, A; Papernik, M (2007), "Non-pharmacologic interventions for CFS: a randomized trial", Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14 (4): 275–296, doi:10.1007/s10880-007-9090-7
  14. Jason, L.A.; Timpo, P.; Porter, N.; Herrington, J.; Brown, M.; Torres-Harding, S.; Friedberg, F. (2009), "Activity logs as a measure of daily activity among patients with CFS.", Journal of Mental Health, 18 (6): 549-556, doi:10.3109/09638230903191249, PMID 24222721
  15. Jason, Leonard; Jessen, Tricia; Porter, Nicole; Boulton, Aaron; Gloria-Njoku, Mary (July 16, 2009). "Examining Types of Fatigue Among Individuals with ME/CFS". Disability Studies Quarterly. 29 (3). doi:10.18061/dsq.v29i3.938. ISSN 2159-8371.
  16. Jason, Leonard; Boulton, Aaron; Porter, Nicole; Jessen, Tricia; Njoku, Mary Gloria; Friedberg, Fred (2010), "Classification of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Types of Fatigue", Behavior Medicine, 6 (1): 24–31., doi:10.1080/08964280903521370
  17. Friedberg, F.; Caikauskaite, I.; Adamowicz, J.; Bivona, T. J.; Njoku, G. (2013), "Scientific status of fatigue and pain. Publishing and professional activities: 2002–2011", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 1 (1–2): 4-11, doi:10.1080/21641846.2012.746201
  18. Friedberg, Fred; Napoli, Anthony; Coronel, Janna; Adamowicz, Jenna; Seva, Viktoria; Caikauskaite, Indre; Ngan, Man Chi; Chang, Jeremy; Meng, Hongdao (2013), "Chronic Fatigue Self- Management in Primary Care: A Randomized Trial", Psychosomatic Medicine, 75 (7): 650–657, doi:10.1097/PSY.0b013e31829dbed4
  19. Friedberg, Fred; Ngan, Man Chi; Chang, Jeremy (2014), "Feasibility of a home-based self-management program for chronic fatigue", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 2 (2): 110-118, doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.904066
  20. Friedberg, Fred (October 2, 2015). "Self-management and ambulatory monitoring in chronic fatigue syndrome: future directions". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 3 (4): 189–193. doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1090801. ISSN 2164-1846.
  21. Friedberg, Fred; Tintle, Nathan; Clark, Jacob; Bromet, Evelyn (January 2, 2015). "Prolonged fatigue in Ukraine and the United States: prevalence and risk factors". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 3 (1): 33–46. doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.993829. ISSN 2164-1846. PMC 4723112. PMID 26807341.
  22. Friedberg, Fred (2016), "Cognitive-behavior therapy: why is it so vilified in the chronic fatigue syndrome community?", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (3): 127-131, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1200884
  23. Friedberg, F.; Adamowicz, J.; Caikauskaite, I.; Seva, V.; Napoli, A. (2016), "Efficacy of two delivery modes of behavioral self-management in severe chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (3): 158-174, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1205876
  24. Friedberg, F.; Adamowicz, J.L.; Caikauskaite, I.; Napoli, A.; Shapira, O.; Hobbs, M.; Bromet, E.; Kotov, R.; Gonzalez, A.; Clouston, S.; Luft, B. (2016), "Fatigue severity in World Trade Center (9/11) responders: a preliminary study", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (2): 70-79, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1169726
  25. Friedberg, Fred; Coronel, Janna; Seva, Viktoria; Adamowicz, Jenna; Napoli, Anthony (2016), "Participant attributions for global change ratings in unexplained chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome", Journal of health psychology, 21 (5): 690–698, doi:10.1177/1359105314535458
  26. Cella, David; Dimmock, Mary; Friedberg, Fred; Lin, Jin-Mann Sally; Nacul, Luis; Saligan, Leorey (December 2017), NINDS/CDC Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Common Data Elements (CDE); Fatigue Subgroup Materials (PDF)
  27. Adamowicz, J.L.; Caikauskaite, I.; Friedberg, F.; Seva, V. (2017), "Patient change attributions in self-management of severe chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 5 (1), doi:10.1080/21641846.2017.1278634
  28. Friedberg, Fred; Adamowicz, Jenna L.; Caikauskaite, Indre (August 30, 2019). "Home-based pain and fatigue management in fibromyalgia: feasibility of a new intervention". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior: 1–13. doi:10.1080/21641846.2019.1658988. ISSN 2164-1846.
  29. Friedberg, Fred; Huang, Chuan; Ramjan, Sameera (October 7, 2019). "Post-exercise autonomic function in chronic fatigue syndrome". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior: 1–3. doi:10.1080/21641846.2019.1675856. ISSN 2164-1846.
  30. Friedberg, Fred (December 2019). "Autonomic markers, chronic fatigue syndrome, and post-exertion states". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 127: 109845. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109845.
  31. Friedberg, Fred; Sunnquist, Madison; Nacul, Luis (March 1, 2020). "Rethinking the Standard of Care for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of General Internal Medicine. 35 (3): 906–909. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05375-y. ISSN 1525-1497. PMC 7080939. PMID 31637650.
  32. International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME); Friedberg, Fred; Bateman, Lucinda; Bested, Alison C; Davenport, Todd; Friedman, Kenneth J; Gurwitt, Alan R; Jason, Leonard A; Lapp, Charles W; Stevens, Staci R; Underhill, Rosemary A; Vallings, Rosamund (July 2014), "2014 Primer for Clinical Practitioners (CFS/ME)", IACFS/ME
  33. Friedberg, Fred; Jason, Leonard (1998). Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome : an empirical guide to assessment and treatment (1st ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN 1557985111. OCLC 39014174. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |editorlink= and |editorlink2= (help)
  34. "Clinician's Guide To Controversial Illnesses: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities". Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  35. Friedberg, Fred. (2006). Fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome : 7 proven steps to less pain & more energy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. ISBN 9781572244597. OCLC 64442917.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) - (sometimes pronounced SIF-SACK) A US government advisory council that met twice per year, covering current topics related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Meetings usually lasted for two days and the results were presented to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). After 15 years, on September 5, 2018, CFSAC's charter was not renewed by the Department of HHS, effectively dissolving the committee without notice or warning.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - A set of biomedical research institutes operated by the U.S. government, under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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